AMC in U.K. Launching on BT with Fear the Walking Dead


LONDON: AMC’s U.K. channel, which is set to launch August 28 on the BT platform, has unveiled a programming lineup that includes the new drama Fear the Walking Dead.

That series’ first episode will be made available free of charge to all audiences on the BT Showcase channel on August 31, as well as premiering on the new AMC from BT channel. The network will also premiere the drama Rectify, from the producers of Breaking Bad, exclusively on September 1. Additionally, the channel will premiere a variety of movies, Breaking Bad and all seven seasons of Mad Men.

The AMC from BT channel will be available for free to all BT TV and BT Sport Pack subscribers.

“BT customers will soon have exclusive access to some of the most anticipated new original series and movies as part of AMC’s launch later this week,” said Delia Bushell, the managing director of BT TV and BT Sport. “We’re looking forward to showcasing the most compelling new content from one of the world’s most celebrated TV channels for audiences in the months ahead.”

“We’re excited to offer audiences a terrific lineup of exclusive original series and films on AMC as part of our first-ever launch in the U.K. in partnership with BT,” commented Bruce Tuchman, the president of AMC Global and Sundance Channel Global. “Combined with the first-window U.K. premieres of Fear the Walking Dead and Rectify, AMC will offer an unparalleled selection of programming that will appeal to a wide range of adult audiences.”